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  1. China hands Muslim man six-year prison sentence for growing a beardRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Independent

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  2. China may invest in Russia's first high-speed railwayRead the original story

    Yesterday | People's Daily Online

    A CRH train that runs on Lanzhou-Urumqi High-Speed Railway stops at Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi, XinjiangUygur autonomous region, Dec 26, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua] China is interested in bankrolling Russia's first high-speed rail line connecting Moscow and Kazan, investing about 300 billion rubles in the construction of the project, Russian media reported Sunday.


  3. China jails a Muslim for six years a " for refusing to shave his beardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Washington Post

    JULY 29: Uighur men leave the Id Kah Mosque following the Eid prayers on July 29, 2014 in old Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China. A Muslim was jailed for six years in China for refusing to shave off his beard, while his wife was imprisoned for two years for wearing a burqa, as part of a severe crackdown on religious "extremism" in the far-western province of Xinjiang, local media reported.


  4. Chinese court jails man for growing beardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | USA Today

    A court in China sentenced a man from the country's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region to six years in jail for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" that included growing a beard, state-run media reported over the weekend. The man's wife was given a two-year jail sentence for wearing a veil and burqa.


  5. Rare, Adorable Pika Photographed For First Time in DecadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Bad Astronomy Blog

    If you went out searching for the Ili pika in the moutains of China, odds are your search would be fruitless. And that's a darn shame.


  6. Chinese archeologists find oldest remains of processed wheaten food in XinjiangRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Xinhuanet

    Chinese archeologists have found the oldest processed wheaten food remains ever unearthed in the country, indicating people ate bread-like food 2,600 to 2,900 years ago. Yang Yimin, associate professor with the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said Thursday that his team has used infrared scans to screen the food remains, which were discovered in pottery wares unearthed from Yanghai Cemetery in north China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.


  7. Yuri Milner's Unparalleled Global Tech Gold-Mining MachineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Forbes.com

    I track people who are disrupting the world of mobile technology. Non-conformists, innovators and agitators are this blog's unsung heroes, from entrepreneurs to scientists, to rebellious hackers.


  8. URUMQI: Terrorists executed for Kunming attackRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Asia News Network

    Three terrorists who led the attack last year that killed 31 people in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, were executed on Tuesday. Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad were executed upon approval by the Supreme People's Court, the Kunming Intermediate People's Court said.


  9. 10:52 Uzbekistan extends permit for transportation of dangerous goods through airports of ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | AkiPress

    Uzbekistan Airways has extended the right to transport dangerous goods through the airports of China, the company's press service reports. In accordance with the laws of China, each aircraft operator who intends to transport dangerous goods through airports of the Asian country has to follow the requirements of the Chinese air authorities, as well as to provide necessary documentation package that would confirm the level of qualifications of aircraft staff, adequate for the safe transport of dangerous goods on their own flights.


  10. Andray Blatche signing long-term deal with Chinese teamRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 21 | Nets Daily

    Andray Blatche is apparently following in the footsteps of another former Net, Stephon Marbury , and signing a long-term deal in China with the Xingyiang Flying Tigers. The deal will reportedly be for three years and won't include any NBA "outs."


  11. China's Secret Plan to Track Militants and Bring Them HomeRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Bloomberg

    Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Police officers stand outside a mosque as Uighur Muslims gather for 'Salat' Friday prayer for the first time after a bomb explosion in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, on May 2, 2014.


  12. Police Detain Plane Door Open for 10 DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Austrian Times

    A Chinese passenger locked up for 10 days for opening the plane door as it went to take off has complained that he thought it was a handrail. Passenger Dong She, 42, said it was his first time on a flight and that he felt nervous and as a result had stood up and moved to the door to grab hold of what he thought was a handrail.


  13. Chinese man opens plane door, mistaking handle for handrailRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    Beijing : In a bizarre incident, a Chinese man opened the the emergency exit of an aircraft when it was about to take off, mistaking the door handle for a handrail to steady himself. The male passenger, aged 42, who was travelling with his wife, was later placed in detention for 10 days for his "mistake", Xinjiang's local news portal iyaxin.com said.


  14. Another Chinese passenger opens emergency exit door on flight before take-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | The Straits Times

    A man who opened the emergency exit door on an Urumqi Airlines flight just it was about to take off has claimed he had mistaken the handle for a handrail, in the latest incident in a seemingly unending series of similar ones involving passengers from mainland China, the South China Morning Post reported. The man, 42, who was on the domestic flight from China's Xinjiang region with his wife last Saturday afternoon, pulled the door handle, unlocking and opening the door, and said he was shocked that it swung open, according to SCMP.


  15. Ancient Xinjiang shoes to be restoredRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | Xinhuanet

    A Chinese archeological research institute is about to start work on restoring a pair of 1,400-year-old leather shoes unearthed from the Astana Tombs, the ancient cemetery site in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Xu Dongliang of Academia Turfanica said the shoes, plucked from the large archive of items excavated from the Astana Tombs since the 1950s, are 24 cm long, with the vamps, uppers and soles separately tailored.


  16. Twitter opens Hong Kong office, targets China's 'big advertisers'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | Asian Correspondent

    Only a few days after setting up shop in Indonesia, Twitter made a comeback in China, too. On Tuesday last week, the company opened a one-man office in Hong Kong, a tiny corner of the People's Republic where Western social media are allowed to function freely.


  17. Chinese passenger opens door aircraft during take-off 'after mistaking it for handrail'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | NEWS.com.au

    Man, 42, travelling with his wife, was detained for 10 days by police for causing a disturbance on the Urumqi Airlines domestic flight in China's Xinjiang region The door of China's Urumqi Airlines aircraft was opened just as the plane was preparing to take off on a domestic flight on Saturday. Photo: Yaxin.com exit of an aircraft as it was about to take off on a domestic flight in China, claimed he had mistaken it for a handrail, mainland media reports.


  18. BEIJING: China taking the fight to the terroristsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | Asia News Network

    At noon on October 28, six people died and 39 were injured when a jeep was deliberately driven into a crowd and burst into flames at Tian'anmen Square. Three of the dead were tourists, and the others were the occupants of the jeep.


  19. GI Jane - Chinese style! Country's border force unveils deadly...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Daily Mail

    Sailors on nuclear submarine - that was one of the first to allow women to serve - took secret videos of female officers undressing and traded them 'like Pokemon cards' G.I. Jane - Chinese style! Country's border force unveils deadly all-female SWAT team to patrol troubled western regions One soldier boasted she could draw her gun in 0.3 seconds and take a shot 0.3 seconds later The country's first ever female SWAT team, known as 'Snow Eagle', was unveiled on Wednesday in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in western China, according to the People's Daily Online . The crack team of female soldiers has been trained by the Chinese border police before they were picked to form the specially-created division.


  20. China enhances efforts to combat violence committed in name of religionRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 12 | Xinhuanet

    China is enhancing its strength in joining the international efforts to combat various violence and terrorism attacks carried out in the name of religion. A representative from the China Mission to the United Nations Office stressed here recently that China is committed to the construction of a harmonious society but opposed to all acts of violence or intolerance committed in the name of religion.